First Ever Blockchain-Powered Festival ‘OUR Music Festival’ Announced

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Acclaimed electronic dance music producer, 3LAU, groundbreaking blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV, and the largest independent festival promoter in the US, Prime Social Group, have joined forces to change the way fans experience live music forever. Uniting the worlds of entertainment and technology the partners will launch the first-ever “blockchain-powered festival network,” appropriately titled OUR Music

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Years & Years introduce new cryptocurrency, YearCoin

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Cryptocurrency creation continues to grow more prevalent among producers active in the electronic sphere, as evidenced in Years & Years’ development of their very own currency. The British band’s gravitation towards digital currency mimics that of 3LAU, Don Diablo, and Gramatik, artists who’ve exhibited interest in crypto-currency. 3LAU notably wrote his own beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency, while Don Diablo and Gramatik devised their own currencies, HEXCOIN and GRMTK, respectively.

Years & Years are clearly in good crypto company as they introduce the ‘official cryptocurrency of Palo Santo,’ YearCoin. Participants in the group’s digital currency will have the ability to ‘mine’ YearCoins by performing tasks relative to Years & Years’ catalogue. Streaming the artists’ single, ‘Sanctify’ on Spotify, pre-ordering their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘Palo Santo,’ and sharing the cryptocurrency online, for instance, all count towards users’ YearCoin counts. Once a player garners 1,000 Year Coins, that user will earn a ‘Palo Santo’ ID card.

Those interested in learning more about YearCoin can visit the cryptocurrency’s official website, here.

Photo Credit: The Guardian

H/T: NME

Don Diablo hops on cryptocurrency bandwagon, launches HEXCOIN

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For electronic artists, cryptocurrency is the new credit.

Gramatik established his very own cryptocurrency, the GRMTK coin, back in November, a move that led the electro-funk producer to become the first artist to have his intellectual property tokenized. That same month, Gareth Emery announced the impending debut of Choon, a music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem built on an Ethereum blockchain base. 3LAU exhibited a similar affinity for digital currency in his composition and publication of a beginner’s guide to cryptocurrency in December.

Now, Don Diablo joins the crypto crew via HEXCOIN, the artist’s very own digital currency. Working in tandem with the block chain token, Gaze Coin, HEXCOIN enables HEXCOIN wallet owners to patronize HEXAGONIA, a virtual and augmented community in which those with HEXCOIN credit can purchase Don Diablo’s music and merchandise. The VR/AR/XR platform derives its name from Don Diablo’s podcast, Hexagonia, and his label, Hexagon.

Diablo fans need only to download the HEXCOIN wallet and deposit money therein in order to gain access to HEXAGONIA. Directed at a market of young Don Diablo fans, HEXCOIN presents itself as an accessible and easily to use alternative to credit and debit transactions.

“As a creator of electronic music, I’ve always been engaged in technology and how it can connect my art to the outside world,” Diablo said. “With HEXCOIN and HEXAGONIA, I see a future where the line between fan, artist, and technology blurs, and creativity is unleashed in powerful, measurable ways. I’m extremely excited to welcome Hexagonians and future fans to the next level of technology in music.”

H/T: Billboard

This Music Festival Has Begun To Allow Patrons To Buy Tickets Using Cryptocurrency

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Elements Music & Arts Festival in Lakewood (NE), Pennsylvania is thinking outside of the box with how attendees can purchase tickets. Even though Cryptocurrency has begun to crash in the recent weeks, many are still holding firm in hopes of a rebound. If you are someone still invested in cryptocurrency then you can purchase your

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The Bitconnect Meme Gets Remixed In An Epic Fashion

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Bitconnect was once the open-source Bitcoin and cryptocurrency marketplace that described itself as a high-yield investment program. Since its initial launch in February of 2016, BitConnect has been accused as a Ponzi scheme because of its multilevel marketing structure. On January 3, 2018, Bitconnect’s coins plummeted 65 percent and on January 16th, BitConnect announced it

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50 Cent reportedly made millions in bitcoin from 2014 album sales and forgot until now

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50 Cent is erring towards the former as far as”get rich or die tryin’” goes. The rapper, who previously filed for bankruptcy protection in July of 2015, only to be discharged in 2017, sold a $60-million share in Effen Vodka just last year, appears to now have realized he reportedly made millions after accepting bitcoin for his last album.

Despite the looming uncertainty of the cryptocurrency bubble and the questions of the market’s solvency, 50 Cent will take his massive mental slip up all the way to the bank. The rapper’s Animal Ambition album reportedly earned 700 bitcoins over the course of several years, when they were worth $662, earning 50 near half a million dollars at the time. All 700 bitcoins were left in the account over the years though, acquiring the rapper well over $7 million in today’s market value. In an Instagram post, 50 delved into the honest nature of his investment: “I’m a keep it real I forgot I did that shit. Lol.”

H/T: Complex

Photo Credit: Daniel Zuchnik

Festival Goers: This App Pays You In Crypto For Walking And Dancing

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The new app, Sweatcoin is making waves in the crypto and fitness industry. It pays it’s user for walking with it’s own coin. Over the course of months users can accumulate enough Sweatcoin to purchase higher end fitness products, or convert the coin into USD which is then sent to the user via Paypal. I

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This Legend Hid Bitcoin All Over Electric Forest Last Year Which Is Now Worth Thousands

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The community behind Electric Forest is unlike that of most music festivals. It is hard to find a group of individuals united by a festival like that of the E Forest fam. This is demonstrated time and time again through selfless acts. For example, last year I found a kandi bracelet that had a small

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Knife Party Is Too Busy Trading Cryptocurrencies To Release New Music

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Back when Knife Party released Trigger Warning back in 2015 and Abandon Ship in 2014, fans were delighted with what seemed like a steady flow of new releases from the bass music duo. Just recently, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen updated their Twitter to share that they are too busy crypto trading and playing Playstation.

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These 45 Musicians Have Already Began To Accept Cryptocurrencies

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As Bitcoin sets its sights at the $20,000 mark, cryptocurrency is the buzzword of 2017. As we head into 2018, it’s only fitting that the music industry would start to adopt cryptocurrencies in their store as well. Monera has recently announced that 45 musicians, plus fiver online stores, will begin to accept the privacy coin

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